The notion goes one step further than Secure by Default by challenging manufacturers to make their products safe – all of the time – rather than pass this responsibility to the end user.
Security journalist Frank Gardner OBE introduced the panel by saying that their chat before the session had scared him somewhat. It quickly became apparent why.
First to set out the slightly terrifying IoT landscape was Andrew Sieradzki, Director of Security and Technology, BuroHappold Engineering. Sieradzki described how each of us ‘oozes’ data and that’s against a landscape of 17 billion devices connected to internet now and 25 billion by 2020.